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Commentary, April, 11 2000
Dominick's ZSpace page
It's unfortunate that so little progress has been made, in the wake of last fall's Seattle/WTO actions, on the front of bridging a perceived chasm between practicing "pure nonviolence" and "property destruction" as appropriate tactics for massive ...
Commentary, April, 10 2000
Glick's ZSpace page
April 4th is the 32nd anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee. This is an important date for the country and for me personally. It was quite literally the killing of King which jolted me into the life ...
Commentary, April, 08 2000
Hahnel's ZSpace page
For almost 20 years an accelerating process many of us now call corporate sponsored globalization has been changing the way the international economy operates. Under the title â€œneoliberalismâ€ multinational corporations have succeed...
Commentary, April, 07 2000
Guellec's ZSpace page
Quietly HMO top brass have been meeting in Texas to find ways to improve Òtheir battered public image.Ó They are divided as to how to do this. The three big ones United Health Group, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Humana suggest industry wide c...
Commentary, April, 05 2000
Dowd's ZSpace page
Of course it's been better than nothing, considering only the great number of old and survivors it has kept at or above the poverty line; or so we are told. But at least two points: about 40 percent of families over 65 have an annual income of und...
Commentary, April, 05 2000
Bond's ZSpace page
"We can't REALLY aim to shut down the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, you know, Patrick. What would we do without them? What would take their place?"
Commentary, April, 04 2000
Solomon's ZSpace page
Months have passed since America Online and Time Warner announced plans to merge. Big news at the time, the formation of the world's largest media firm is already old hat. And so it goes: Like the rest of us, journalists quickly get used to the la...
Commentary, April, 03 2000
Mokhiber's ZSpace page
The other day, at our local bookstore, we passed a book. And then doubled back. ÊThe book is titled Who Owns America?: A Declaration of Independence. Sounded like it was written by people we should know. But on further investigation, we recognized...
Commentary, April, 02 2000
Albert's ZSpace page
A Participatory Economy produces, consumes, and allocates to meet peopleÕs needs and develop their capacities. It also promotes equity, solidarity, diversity, and self-management. Its central features are workersÕ and consumersÕ councils, remunera...
Commentary, April, 01 2000
Arnove's ZSpace page
Hans von Sponeck resigns March 31 as the director of the United Nations humanitarian program in Iraq. Normally, the comings and goings of UN officials isnâ€™t a subject for headlines or a source of encouragement for activists, but von Sponec...
Commentary, March, 31 2000
Cagan's ZSpace page
Hard to believe it, but April 30th will be the 25th anniversary of the end of the war in Vietnam!!
Commentary, March, 30 2000
Administrator's ZSpace page
One of the more entertaining pieces of email to cross my screen in the last few weeks, was a cover letter with a "Guide to the Seattle Meltdown: A Compendium of Activists at the WTO Ministerial." The letter noted that the "perceived success" of th...
Commentary, March, 29 2000
Georgakas's ZSpace page
A public opinion poll released by the New Jersey City University in early February had some unexpected findings regarding the views of Hudson County residents about American-Cuban relations. In huge headlines The Jersey Journal declared: Hudson t...
Commentary, March, 28 2000
Herman's ZSpace page
The great nineteenth century U.S. agnostic and lecturer, Robert Green Ingersoll, used to delight in telling the story of the test of true faith imposed on those seeking entry into heaven by the heavenly gatekeeper (e.g., in his lecture on the "Mis...
Commentary, March, 27 2000
Marable's ZSpace page
How far has America actually progressed toward more constructive race relations? Judging by some recent events, not much.
Commentary, March, 26 2000
Albert's ZSpace page
Participatory planning is the allocation component of participatory economics. Producers and consumers organized in councils cooperatively negotiate labor, resource, and output allocations. The procedure organizes economic choices and simultaneous...
Commentary, March, 25 2000
Prashad's ZSpace page
On Friday, January 28th at 1:41am, Cornell Young Jr. was shot to death in Providence, Rhode Island. This 30-year-old African American was a police officer and the son of the Providence Police DepartmentÕs first Black officer to become a Major.
Commentary, March, 24 2000
Weisbrot's ZSpace page
The Clinton administration claims to have learned something from the outpouring of protest against the World Trade Organization (WTO) last December. "Those who heard a wake-up call in Seattle got the right message," said President Clinton. Maybe s...
Commentary, March, 23 2000
Sommers's ZSpace page
Russian democracy rode high in the late 1980s and into the early 1990s. Glasnost created a genuine culture of citizen participation in political life. Sterile arguments remain over whether this was done to preserve communism or tear it down. Whate...
Commentary, March, 22 2000
Wise's ZSpace page
They are two places that at first appear wholly unrelated to one another; but of course, rarely are things as they seem. On the one hand, we have New York City, whose police-thanks to acquittals in the Diallo shooting trial-have been given carte b...